A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are shown parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California. Photo: Reuters

Boeing inadvertently made 737 MAX alert optional, denies there was a safety risk after fatal Lion Air crash last October

  • Boeing said it only discovered once deliveries of the 737 MAX had begun in 2017 that the alert in question was optional instead of standard as it had intended
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A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are shown parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California. Photo: Reuters
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane being built for Oman Air at Boeing’s assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Photo: AP

US considered grounding some Boeing 737 MAX planes last year, source claims

  • Federal Aviation Administration said to have known about a problem blamed on two crashes after the Lion Air disaster in Indonesia
  • Boeing also didn’t tell Southwest Airlines – the biggest user of 737 MAX planes – that it had turned off a safety feature
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane being built for Oman Air at Boeing’s assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Photo: AP
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